How Aerosmith Got Me Into Music

Tangled Up In Music

There’s this scene in the TV-show Freaks and Geeks where Daniel, the thoroughly charismatic high-school outcast, has one of those days in which everything seems to go wrong. After getting into fights with both his mother and his girlfriend he arrives home with his newly-acquired Damaged LP. He sits on the bedroom floor with headphones on, Black Flag’s menacing punk blasting into his ears. A zoom-in on his face reveals astonishment and excitement, like he’s finally discovered something to connect to. Something to be part of, something that he had been searching for his whole life.

The idea of rock ‘n’ roll offering escapism and comfort in one’s darkest and loneliest moments in in no way new. Some might say that’s what it’s always been about. Yet I can’t help but empathize every time I see this happen to someone – be it a famous person, a total stranger, or…

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